Coconut Ice Sweets
Difficulty level: Easy
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Having done a bit of research into this well-known British treat, coconut ice (aka coconut sweets) is definitely inspired by “nariyal ke laddu” which are traditional Indian sweets made with coconut, sugar and milk.

In Mauritius, where my mum is from, they have a similar version called “gateau coco” which is made with a sugar syrup (water + sugar).

This recipe only requires 3 ingredients and doesn't take much time to make them. That's always a plus whenever I'm in need for a quick recipe for a sweet treat.

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cooking/Baking Time

1 (397g-can) condensed milk, which is roughly 91/2 fl. oz.

9 oz. icing sugar, sifted 

12 oz. desiccated coconut 

  1. Mix together the icing sugar and condensed milk until thoroughly combined. Next, mix in the desiccated coconut until well incorporated. 
  2. Spoon the mixture into a 10 x 8 inch  or a medium-sized rectangular container or baking tray that has been lined with cling-film. Using the back of a wooden spoon, flatten and spread out the mixture until flat and even. (You can also free form the mixture into a 10 x 8 rectangle on greaseproof paper). 
  3. Cover with cling-film and leave to set in the fridge for 30 minutes or until stiff. 
  4. Remove the coconut block from the container and clingfilm. Cut the block into 12 squares, then quarter each square to make 48 bite-size pieces. Enjoy!

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